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It's a Package Deal

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

You are you.

The way you are anywhere is the way you are everywhere.

The way you are at work is the way you are at home.

The way you treat your waiter is the way you treat your spouse.

The way you react to a bad call on the court is the way you react to your kid when you feel frustrated.

How we do . . .

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What is your MVW?

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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January 05, 2017

A lot of people have fitness resolutions for the New Year.

And most people make them WAY too ambitious.

It's really hard to start doing crossfit, or running, or yoga 3X per week, if previously:

  • You rarely or sporadically did that thing.
  • You don't have a specific program to follow.
  • You haven't specifically . . .

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How to Master the Art of the Aggressive Follow Up In Five Simple Steps

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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December 04, 2016

My first job out of school was on a political campaign. 

I always recommend campaigns to soon-to-be graduates because you quickly learn a bunch of general skills which are valuable and relevant across sectors. So even if you don't end up in politics, you will acquire skills which you can put to . . .

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What Nature Demands

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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October 26, 2016

You don't love yourself enough or you'd love your nature too and what it demands of you.

- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 5.1

Our nature demands that we get out of bed in the morning.

Our nature demands that we exert our bodies.

Our nature demands that we tackle hard challenges.

Our nature demands . . .

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We Gather Strength as We Go

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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September 25, 2016

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Every runner knows the feeling of finding her second wind.

It's a magic sort of strength that allows her to run better, with less effort, than before.

But the second wind doesn't appear of its own accord. The runner must earn it.

For before the runner earns her second wind, every part of her is . . .

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Three Strategies for Better Learning

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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August 12, 2016

This is Part 3 of a four part series on learning. Be sure to also check out the intropart 1, and part 2.


At the end of Part 2: The Final Draft Fallacy, I shared the following formula:

High Impact Learning = Growth Mindset + Strategy + Discipline

Parts 1 and 2 were about the growth mindset part of this . . .

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The Final Draft Fallacy

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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August 10, 2016

This is part 2 of a four part series on learning. Be sure to also check out the intro and part 1

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Photo by Chang W. Lee / New York Times

 We never read the first drafts of books. If we did we would know they're terrible.

We never see the gold medalist when he struggles through . . .

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